Ink Sac

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Ink Sac
Ink Sac.png

Type

Dyes

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 351 hex: 15F bin: 101011111

Name

dye

Ink sacs are the darkest primary color dye.

Obtaining[edit]

Squids[edit]

See also: Squid farming

Squids drop 1–3 ink sacs upon death.

Fishing[edit]

Ink sacs can be obtained as a “junk” item from fishing.

Natural generation[edit]

In Bedrock Edition ink sacs can be found in 41.7% of stronghold storeroom chests in stacks of 1–3.

Compound creation[edit]

Ink sacs can be created from its base elements, using the compound creator.[Bedrock and Education editions only]

Name Elements Example recipe
Ink Sac 1 Iron
1 Sulfur
4 Oxygen

Usage[edit]

Like all other dyes, ink sacs can be:

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Black Balloon
(Bedrock Edition 1.2.20)
Latex +
Ink Sac +
Helium +
Lead











[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Black Bed White Bed +
Ink Sac












White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.[Java Edition only]
Black Bed Any Bed +
Ink Sac



























A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]
Black Concrete Powder Ink Sac +
Sand +
Gravel
Black Firework Star Gunpowder +
Ink Sac +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


















Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Black Glow Stick Polyethylene +
Hydrogen Peroxide +
Ink Sac +
Luminol
Black Shulker Box Any Shulker Box +
Ink Sac



























Black Stained Glass Glass +
Ink Sac
Black Terracotta Terracotta +
Ink Sac
Black Wool White Wool +
Ink Sac












Book and Quill Book +
Ink Sac +
Feather












Dark Prismarine Prismarine Shard +
Ink Sac











Gray Dye Ink Sac +
Bone Meal
Light Gray Dye Ink Sac +
Bone Meal
Black Banner pattern Ink Sac +
Banner


































































































































































































































































































































Black Banner image Ink Sac +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple






















Data values[edit]

Ink sacs have the ID name minecraft:dye.

DV Description

0 Ink Sac

1 Rose Red

2 Cactus Green

3 Cocoa Beans

4 Lapis Lazuli

5 Purple Dye

6 Cyan Dye

7 Light Gray Dye

8 Gray Dye

9 Pink Dye

10 Lime Dye

11 Dandelion Yellow

12 Light Blue Dye

13 Magenta Dye

14 Orange Dye

15 Bone Meal

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Beta
1.2 Added ink sacs.
Official release
1.3.1 12w17a Ink sacs are now used to craft book and quills.
1.4.2 12w34a Added the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.6 12w49a Ink sacs can be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.1 13w19a Stained clay can now be crafted.
1.7.2 13w36a With the addition of new flowers, many secondary and tertiary dyes are now primary dyes.
13w41a Stained glass can now be crafted.
1.8 14w25a Ink sacs are now used to craft dark prismarine.
14w30a Added banners which can be dyed.
1.11 16w39a Added the ability to dye shulker boxes.
1.12 17w15a Added the ability to dye beds.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 3 Ink sacs are now available in creative.
0.9.0 Ink sacs now generate in village and stronghold chests.
0.11.0 build 1 Ink sacs can now be obtained from squid.
Ink sacs can now be obtained as a junk item from fishing.
0.14.0 build 1 Ink Sac now can be used to dye water in cauldron.
0.16.0 Ink sacs are no longer used to craft cocoa beans.
Ink Sac can be used to craft Dark Prismarine.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Ink Sac can be used to dye Shulker.
1.1 build 1 Ink sacs are now used to re-dye a bed.
Ink Sac now can be used to dye shulker box.
build ??? Ink sacs can only be used to dye white bed and no longer can be used to re-dye colored bed into black bed.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 build 1 Ink Sac can be used to craft book and quil.
Added banner which can be dyed.
Ink Sac can be crafted with gunpowder to create firework star.
Ink sac now used to craft Black concrete powder.
Stained Glass can now be crafted.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.20 build 1 Ink Sac now can be crafted from iron, sulfur, and 4 oxygen in Compound Creator.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to “Ink Sac” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the statistics menu, the item name “Ink Sac” does not appear when the cursor is hovered over its image in the statistics page. This is due to it referring to all dyes combined.


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